Lecture 11 - T. S. Eliot (cont.)

author: Langdon Hammer, Department of English, Yale University
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Professor Hammer's discussion of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" continues with particular attention paid to the poem's psychological, social, and generic elements. Eliot's place in literary criticism and his modernist poetics are considered in the essay "The Metaphysical Poets." The essay's critique of Romanticism serves as a bridge to Eliot's masterwork, The Waste Land, the first lines of which are presented and analyzed.

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T.S. Eliot: The Waste Land; RIS: from The Waste Land Manuscripts


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Comment1 Aaron, September 17, 2010 at 10:18 a.m.:

This professor dude is super fly. I thank him for helping me understand very complex things and stuff that some folks call modern poetry. Thank you Hammer, you rock.

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